Banana Peppers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Asgard Farms, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this is a silly one. [​IMG]

    I hate those yellow peppers you get on salads and with pizza.

    I think they are pickled, could be wrong about that. But they come from a jar.

    Can my girls eat these? Hate throwing them away.

    Patti
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they pickled peppers? If so, I'd throw them away rather than give to your birds. The sodium content of pickled foods tends to be high, and birds can't process sodium very well. If they eat the peppers, they won't be eating something else that is actually good for them.
     
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't........but that's just me.
     
  4. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The correct name is Peperoncini.

    From Wikipedia- Pepperoncini are mild with a slight heat to them, with a hint of bitterness and are commonly pickled and sold packaged in jars.
     
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  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read something interesting the other day about hot peppers. The active ingredient that makes chilis hot, capsaicin, is targeted at deterring mammals from eating the peppers. Birds aren't bothered by it, and by eating the chilis and then pooping out the seeds somewhere else, help to spread propagation of the plant.

    That's why they sell wild bird food with cayenne in it to deter squirrels from cleaning out your bird feeder, but the wild birds still like it.
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    My experience has been that chickens won't eat anything pickled so chances are they won't eat the pepperoncinis.

    .....Alan.
     

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